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Wanderlust With: Ivan About Town

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One of Ivan’s favorite travelling pics: Flying above Sarangkot, Nepal

We take a peek into the travelling lifetime of Ivan Henares AKA Ivan About Town.

A tourism professor and heritage suggest, Ivan Henares isn’t your standard trip blogger. His website Ivan About Town is a wealthy combine of globally trips, heritage assets and delectable meals pics.

We sat down with the person about the town for a fast chat about the place he is been and the place he loves to head.

Q. What’s the closing vacation you took?

A: I have had many “holidays” prior to now few months, particularly within the Philippines. But the closing main one would were my shuttle to Cuba. We visited the captivating World Heritage towns of Havana, Vinales, Cienfuegos, and Trinidad, and the mausoleum of Che Guevara in Santa Clara.

A consult with to Cuba is a shuttle again in time, with its antique vehicles, boulevard tune tradition, and sublime colonial structure.

Q: What in regards to the first vacation you took?

A: My first vacation used to be as a tender child, my circle of relatives went on a shuttle to Japan and Taiwan.

We visited Tokyo Disneyland, which simply opened two years sooner than, and the International Exposition in Tsukuba. I used to be 5 and my mother requested me to put in writing a trip magazine. I nonetheless have it at house, in my very own handwriting, entire with pictures, drawings, and brochure cutouts from the shuttle.

Q: What’s your favorite vacation spot on the planet?

A: That’s a difficult one! There are numerous favourite locations for me. Maybe Mexico.

We traveled from Mexico City north to Zacatecas, then south to Palenque (with visits to Guatemala and Honduras), after which again north to San Cristóbal de las Casas, northeast to Merida, and in the end west again to Mexico City, preventing at greater than a dozen fascinating cities and towns alongside the way in which.

Q: And your best three issues to do there?

A: Eat, consume, consume! Seriously, the meals in Mexico is improbable! I pass over the ones group tacquerías! It’s laborious to search out authentic Mexican meals (now not Tex-Mex which most of the people mistake for Mexican).

Explore Mexico City and opt for a trajinera trip in within sight Xochimilco. You’ll benefit from the mariachi bands hopping from one boat to every other. Mexico City is a fantastic position.

But do not overlook to consult with the various captivating cities and engaging ruins in all places the rustic.

Q: How in regards to the best three pieces you’ll’t depart house with out?

My units I assume – telephone, digital camera, pc.

Q: Lastly, if it is advisable most effective pick out one – seashore, town or mountains which wouldn’t it be?

I would opt for the seashore. Growing up within the Philippines, I have at all times loved the seashore.


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